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Piaţa Unirii

Piaţa Unirii

The main square of Timişoara’s Old Town is the most picturesque and a focal point for the whole city. Named ‘Union Square’ after the two cathedrals that face one another across it, this is the perfect place to relax in a café.
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Serbian Orthodox Cathedral

Built in 1754, the same year as the Roman Catholic cathedral that it faces across the square, this immense building stands as a reminder that this city lies on the Serbian frontier, with a large Serb population.
Roman Catholic Cathedral

Roman Catholic Cathedral

Opposite the Serbian Orthodox cathedral, the Baroque Roman Catholic cathedral fills the eastern end of Piaţa Unirii. The painting at the altar was carried out by Michael Angelo Unterberger of the Viennese Fine Art Academy.
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Huniades Palace

Housing the Banat History Museum, this 14th-century palace, built by the Hungarian king Carol Robert, was redesigned by the Hapsburgs in the late 18th century.
Tökés Reformed Church

Tökés Reformed Church

This is where the 1989 revolution began, when Father Lászlo Tökés spoke out against the regime, bringing people onto the streets to resist the attempts to arrest him.
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Great Synagogue

In 1864, when Timişoara was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the Jews of the empire were emancipated. In that same year, they were granted the right to build this synagogue.
Romanian Orthodox Cathedral

Romanian Orthodox Cathedral

With 5,000 wooden struts beneath it to hold it up from the swamp Timişoara is built on, the Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan cathedral was built between 1936-46. It has memorial crosses to those who died in the 1989 revolution outside.
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Banat Village Museum

This large open-air collection of 19th-century peasant houses offers a fascinating glimpse into a bygone age, including folk performances. Situated 6 km northeast of the centre, tram 1 goes there from the Timişoara-Nord train station.
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